Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

For induction, during their tenure, the Founder’s company must have:

Achieved sustained profitability  |  Recognized as a category leader  |  Been in existence for at least 10 years
Adolphus Busch

Adolphus Busch

Anheuser-Busch, 1852

Henry Wells & William Fargo

Henry Wells & William Fargo

Wells Fargo, 1852

Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss & Co, 1853

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan, 1871

Johnson Family

Johnson Family

Johnson & Johnson, 1886

Thomas Edison, Charles Coffin, Elihu Thomson, Edwin Houston

Thomas Edison, Charles Coffin, Elihu Thomson, Edwin Houston

General Electric, 1892

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Ford Motor, 1903

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Chanel, 1909

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walt Disney, 1923

John Johnson

John Johnson

Johnson Publishing Co, 1942

Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder, 1946

Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc

McDonald's, 1955

Sam Walton

Sam Walton

Walmart, 1962

Phil Knight & Bill Bowerman

Phil Knight & Bill Bowerman

Nike, 1964

Herb Kelleher

Herb Kelleher

Southwest, 1967

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Virgin, 1970

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab, 1971

Fred Smith

Fred Smith

FedEx, 1971

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Microsoft, 1975

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak

Apple, 1976

Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick

Body Shop, 1976

Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Dell, 1984

Steve Case

Steve Case

AOL, 1985

James Dyson

James Dyson

Dyson, 1993

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Amazon, 1994

Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank

Under Armour, 1996

Larry Page & Sergey Brin

Larry Page & Sergey Brin

Google, 1998

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook, 2004